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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Ian Mackie – Director

Experience/specialisms: Ian founded the firm in 1982 after working for 15 years in industry. He specialises in management accounting, business plans & sparring with the HM Revenue & Customs!

Qualifications: CIMA

Hobbies: Golf. Also enjoys spoiling his two grandsons!!

Lynne Crawford – Director

Experience/specialisms: Lynne joined her Father (Ian Mackie) in 1995 after 10 years in banking. She now deals with the day to day running and growing of the business, along with preparing accounts, taxation, and everything relating to Limited Company set-up’s. Lynne also looks after our growing number of Limited Companies and takes on a Company Secretarial role for all of them. She too enjoys sparring with H M Revenue!

Qualifications: MCIBS, ACPA

Hobbies: Military fitness, callanetics, walking, shopping, Yoga and spending time with her son & friends.

Allison Lawrie – Administrator

Experience/specialisms: Allison joined the firm in 1997 from a banking background and is in charge of collating all the information required for Self Assessment on an annual basis. It is a monumental task with some 1000 clients and she is affectionately known as the ‘bulldog’ as clients are aware she will not stop harassing them till the information is in!!

Qualifications: Qualified by experience

Hobbies: Yoga and enjoys time with her husband & children.

Amanda Aitken – Accountant

Experience/specialisms: Amanda has been working in accountancy profession for 24+ years between practice, industry and a brief stint with HMRC! She joined JS Mackie in 2008 and her extensive knowledge of accounts and various taxes allow her to deal with a vast range of our clients across the business sectors.

Hobbies: Socialising and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons & family.

Mark Cooper – Accountant

Experience/specialisms: Mark joined JS Mackie in 2008 and in the last 10 years, as well as becoming ACCA qualified, has gained a wealth of experience across all sectors of our business, including overseas aspects of self-assessment (much to his delight!). He has a wide portfolio of clients, ranging from sole traders to larger Limited Companies which also means’ the odd battle with HMRC.

Qualifications: BA Accounting, ACCA.

Hobbies: Socialising, playing poker, golf, enjoys spending time with his wife & son.

Claire Curran – Accountant


 Claire joined us in 2016 as an apprentice & has come on hugely in the time she has been here.  Learning all areas of the business and proving to be an excellent addition to the team.


Working towards her AAT.


Gym, travelling and spending time with her boyfriend and family.

Ailsa Cowan – Office manager/Payroll manager

Experience/specialisms: Ailsa joined the firm in 1996, having previously worked for a large Company doing accountancy, finance & payroll. She now deals with the running of the Coatbridge Office and looking after the staff there, along with preparing accounts, completing Self Assessment Tax Returns for most of the Coatbridge clients, overseeing & covering payroll duties and completing P11d’s.

Qualifications: Qualified by experience

Hobbies: Rainbow Leader with Girl Guides, walking & talking ( at the same time!), shopping & holidays.

Chelsea Wyper

Chelsea joined the company as an apprentice in 2021. Working towards her AAT while learning different aspects within the business. She enjoys going walks with her dog and spending time with her family and friends.

Gillian Sangster

Experience – I have worked in payroll for over 20 years now with most of my experience being gained from working in retail for a high street fashion chain.

Qualifications – BA in Accounting & Finance

Hobbies – Spend a lot of my spare time running and have completed 3 marathons so far. I also love football, food and travelling.

Lauren Wright

Lauren joined the company as an apprentice in 2021. Working towards her AAT while learning different aspects within the business. She enjoys going to the beach with her dogs, going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

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